I have been working at this for a few hours and am making no progress. I have installed ProFTPd version 1.2 on a Linkstation running debian kernal 2.6. I am new to linux and feel there is some simple explanation which is eluding me.

ProFTPd is running as 'inetd', is being loaded when I try to connect, but is immediatly disconnecting me. I have tried connectly using both IE and SmartFTP. I have tried several different sample conf files without success.

My current theory is that I am having issues due to permissions or user/group settings. I welcome any help and suggestions.

Here is a sample of the connections being recorded in my syslog:
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Feb  9 03:05:05 LinkStation proftpd[1182]: connect from 216.19.184.222.novuscom.net (216.19.184.222)
Feb  9 03:05:15 LinkStation proftpd[1182]: LinkStation (216.19.184.222.novuscom.net[216.19.184.222]) - FTP session opened. 
Feb  9 03:05:15 LinkStation proftpd[1182]: LinkStation (216.19.184.222.novuscom.net[216.19.184.222]) - FTP session closed. 
Feb  9 03:05:16 LinkStation proftpd[1183]: connect from 216.19.184.222.novuscom.net (216.19.184.222)
Feb  9 03:05:26 LinkStation proftpd[1183]: LinkStation (216.19.184.222.novuscom.net[216.19.184.222]) - FTP session opened. 
Feb  9 03:05:26 LinkStation proftpd[1183]: LinkStation (216.19.184.222.novuscom.net[216.19.184.222]) - FTP session closed.
Here is a sample from PrfFTPds generaged log:
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216.19.184.222.novuscom.net UNKNOWN root [08/Feb/2007:04:15:23 -0500] "USER ftp" 331 -
216.19.184.222.novuscom.net UNKNOWN root [08/Feb/2007:04:15:23 -0500] "PASS" 530 -
216.19.184.222.novuscom.net UNKNOWN root [08/Feb/2007:04:16:36 -0500] "USER anonymous" 331 -
216.19.184.222.novuscom.net UNKNOWN root [08/Feb/2007:04:16:36 -0500] "PASS(hidden)" 530 -
Here is my current proftpd.conf:
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DeferWelcome			off
ExtendedLog /mnt/home/stephen/ftp.log all

# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to 
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use.  It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login.  It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.

ServerName			"BlenderFTP"
ServerType			inetd
DefaultServer			on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port				21

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask				022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30.  If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value.  Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances			30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
User				nobody
Group				nogroup

# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
#DefaultRoot ~

# If you don't want normal users logging in at all, uncomment this
# next section
#<Limit LOGIN>
#  DenyAll
#</Limit>


# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory />
  AllowOverwrite		on
</Directory>

# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories.  If you do not
# want anonymous users, simply delete this entire <Anonymous> section.
<Anonymous /mnt/share>
  User ftp
  Group ftp

  # Allow logins if they are disabled above.
  <Limit LOGIN>
    AllowAll
  </Limit>

  # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
  <Limit WRITE>
    DenyAll
  </Limit>

  # An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
  # or creating directories.
#  <Directory ftp_inbox/*>
#    <Limit READ>
#      DenyAll
#    </Limit>
#    <Limit STOR>
#      AllowAll
#    </Limit>
#  </Directory>

  # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
  UserAlias anonymous ftp
  #AnonRequirePassword on

  # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
#  MaxClients			10

  # We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
  # in each newly chdired directory.
  DisplayLogin welcome.msg
  DisplayFirstChdir		.message

  # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
  <Limit WRITE>
    DenyAll
  </Limit>


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